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What are the most important challenges facing our country and how do you propose to address them?

Should the U.S. take aggressive action to cut its Green House Gas emissions? Why or why not?

What will you do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

What will you do to address income inequality?

What on-going role do you envision for the federal government in combating both the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The most immediate challenge is stemming the coronavirus pandemic and getting the economy back on its feet, stronger on the other side of this crisis. Beyond that, will fight to ensure all Americans can access quality, affordable healthcare. In the short term, I will work to allow people 55+ to buy into Medicare, fight the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs, and protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. I will fight to ensure that America’s economy works for all - not just the wealthy - by focusing investment efforts on the issues that are important to small businesses, particularly here in rural America. I will work to protect America’s natural resources and outdoor heritage.
One of our top priorities needs to be handing down a healthy planet for our kids and grandkids. We also need to be ready for the energy consumers of the future here in Montana. We know that while “natural variations in atmospheric composition” contribute to changes in our climate, we also know that human impacts like increased greenhouse gas emissions impact our climate. We can find opportunity as we address this issue: creating economic opportunity through fostering breakthroughs in battery storage technology, making renewables much more practical; capitalizing on the electrifying energy sector; and working with farmers and ranchers to increase soil health to capture more carbon while helping them diversify their income.
Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. I’ve been a caregiver. I know what a healthcare crisis can do to a family. Now there are crises happening all around us, and we need a representative in Congress who is going to put solutions before politics and has shown she can, and will, wade into complex issues to solve them. In Congress, I’ll introduce a bill allowing those 55 and older to buy into Medicare. I’ll protect coverage for people with preexisting conditions and make sure Congress fulfills its commitment to helping people cover insurance costs. And I’ll fight to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, and allow Medicare to bargain for drug prices - something that could save $11 Billion.
I will continue to advance economic development, business creation, and value-added opportunities across Montana, both urban and rural, by listening to what businesses need, ensuring Economic Development and Rural Development funds continue to be available to Montana, and clearing any stifling red tape. I will foster the ongoing assessment of workforce needs for the future, and help ensure our education and training systems help us get there. We must take an active role in crafting our future economy. I will work to foster entrepreneurship and support and grow the local businesses that drive our middle class and create a diverse economy. I am a strong advocate for buying local, which reduces transportation costs and waste.
I believe the federal government should pass a targeted relief bill to ensure Montana workers and businesses are being helped and to foster continuity in employment. Before the pandemic, 40 percent of Americans could not afford an unexpected bill of $400. With the pandemic 40, percent of those making $40,000 or less lost their jobs. This pandemic is hitting Americans inequitably and we need focused, targeted leadership at the federal level to ensure those who need it the most, and who will benefit our economic recovery the most, can weather the storm, so we don’t make it worse.